When the lovely Sarah from EmmylouBeeDoo asked if I’d like to hop on the Bimaa Sweater tour I didn’t hesitate to say yes. I have loved the other patterns I’ve sewn of hers and knew from seeing all the fun Bimaas pop up in the southern hemisphere last spring I would fall in love with this one too. And I did!
There are multiple versions of the sweater at the neckline including an amazing looking hood, but I decided to go cowl. Last fall I was obsessed with cowl necklines on Bean, but I never had the guts to go over the top with it while I was drafting. The Bimaa sweater is the exact look I wanted last year and I didn’t even know it, hehe. The cowl is deep enough that it hangs around the neck as if it’s an infinity scarf, which is so lovely.
I used some more of the greenish-blue knit from my stash for the body of the sweater and a striped lightweight fabric from Girl Charlee for the cowl.
The pattern is a quick sew and I was super impressed with how perfectly each piece fit its mate when sewing it together. I don’t know if that makes sense to you, but sometimes when I’m sewing I’ll find that the neck band is slightly too long, or (especially) the sleeve doesn’t want to fall in line exactly where it should without a bit of a gather at the top, but Sarah’s pattern pieces seriously matched up exactly. She clearly knows her math, hehe.
It has been nice and chilly here lately; perfect fall weather. Until the end of last week and this past weekend when it shot back up to the 90s. Ugh. I am so happy to have some rain today and a forecast of 60s for the rest of the week. It’s fall in Maryland and we’re hoping to take advantage of the cooler weather and get a lot of hikes in this month. This sweater will keep Bean nice and cozy on a chilly day.
This is how Bean prefers to wear her Bimaa. She thinks its extremely funny. Especially when she can get it all the way up to the top of her head, hehe.
Here are the rest of the stops on the tour. Isn’t it an amazing lineup?? Also Sarah has generously offered to give away a Bimaa Sweater Pattern so just follow the rafflecopter instructions below for a chance to win!